College of Health Sciences

Glendale, AZ Campus

Graduation Requirements

Clinical Psychology Program

To qualify for the degree of Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology, the following conditions must be fulfilled:

  1. Satisfactory completion of 118.5 credit hours including all required 1500 and 1600 level courses (97 credits), Interprofessional Healthcare courses (1.5 credits), clerkships (4 credits), and practica and practicum seminar (16 credits).
  2. Attainment of a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher and a minimum of B- or P in all required courses, seminars, and practica.
  3. Full payment of all outstanding tuition and fees.
  4. Favorable recommendation for master's degree conferral from the Clinical Psychology Program Student Academic Review Committee and the CHS Student Promotion and Graduation Committee.
  5. Recommendation for conferral of the master's degree by the University Faculty Senate.

To qualify for the degree of Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology, the following conditions must be fulfilled within seven years of matriculation:

  1. Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 225.5 quarter credit hours, including the required courses and seminars (115 credits), elective courses (12 credits), Interprofessional Healthcare Core Courses (1.5 credits); clerkships (4 credits), practica and practicum seminars (31 credits), internship (50 credits), and Dissertation (12-13 credits).
  2. Attainment of a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher and a minimum of B- or P in all required courses, seminars, and practica.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the Qualifying Examination and program-based competencies.
  4. Satisfactory completion of an approved one-year internship.
  5. Satisfactory completion of a Dissertation including a successful oral defense and the submission of a copy for binding.
  6. Favorable recommendation for doctoral degree conferral from the Clinical Psychology Program Student Academic Review Committee and the CHS Student Promotion and Graduation Committee.
  7. Recommendation for conferral of the doctoral degree by the University Faculty Senate.
  8. Full payment of all outstanding tuition and fees.
  9. Completion of all graduation clearance requirements as instructed by the Office of the Registrar.
  10. For student completing the Neuropsychology Concentration (Track), a total of 249.5 quarter credit hours must be completed.